Wells Fargo shows love for LGBTQ youth this #SpiritDay

This Spirit Day, Wells Fargo staff and supporters across the country wore purple to demonstrate their support for LGBTQ youth and their stance for anti-bullying. Wells Fargo also went purple today online via the @WellsFargo Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Yesterday, Wells Fargo lit the Duke Energy Center in North Carolina purple, symbolizing spirit in the rainbow flag and reminding everyone to join together to go purple for Spirit Day the following day.

Duke Energy Center

As a proud Presenting Partner of Spirit Day. Wells Fargo is firmly committed to standing against bullying and supporting efforts to end LGBTQ harassment. No child deserves to be bullied, and by addressing this issue, Wells Fargo hopes to help create an environment where all students can thrive and find opportunity. Wells Fargo has been a consistant supporter of Spirit Day and GLAAD.

Beyond Spirit Day, Wells Fargo is a major sponsor of this year’s Love Has No Labels campaign – a national multi-channel platform created by the Ad Council to fight bias and prejudice by embracing differences – race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, and religion – to prevent bullying. 

About Spirit Day

Each year, millions go purple for GLAAD’s Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan in response to numerous young LGBTQ lives lost to suicide, Spirit Day now draws the participation of celebrities, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, and advocates around the world, all joining together to stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth.

As anti-LGBTQ policies, hate crimes, and harassment are on the rise, it is now especially important to let all marginalized youth know they are supported.

This year, Spirit Day is on October 19, 2017. Take the Spirit Day pledge to show LGBTQ youth you've got their backs at glaad.org/spiritday. Follow @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr to keep up to date with #SpiritDay news.